I was born in 1943, in Harpurhey in a two up and two down. 10 kids in the house! There my grandma lived next door, but one, so I spent a lot of time there. We only had cold water in the house, and no electricity. Flags on the floor in the kitchen. We just […]
I came from Miles Ploatting. I was born in 1951, I was four and a half, so it was the spring of 1956. I don’t remember much about Miles Platting. My first memory is the move. I remember the big van. There was no school. The school board came to see my mam and said […]
I was 21 when I came up here. I was born in Ancoats. When they brought the houses down, we went to Chorlton on Medlock, facing High Street baths. The council that only had those houses for 13 years and so we were moved to Langley, I went working at the cigarette factory in the […]
I lived in Sale. My husband was from Blakely, we moved when we got married, had two daughters, and they went to St Mary’s primary. I remember the van, the mobile shop Bob’s. He sold everything, things you might run out of. Then they built Lakeland shops, It was so cold when we first came […]
Our Debbie, was born in 1967 and we’d moved here two years before. We’d lived on Ashton old road, and it was a clearance thing. We were married. We had a little two up two down that we owned was compulsory purchased. We didn’t want to move but we had to – we weren’t given […]
At first, I went to Magdalena Street school because there was no school in Langley. There weren’t enough places. I was eight or nine when we moved. And I went to Langley high, which was the new secondary modern School. They built Bishop Marshall the Catholic school afterwards, I lived in Harpurhey before – I […]
I moved to Darnhill in 1963 when I was 7. I came from Miles Platting (slums), I lived on Birnam Grove and went to Heap County school and Sutherland Road. There was no shops or flats etc at first. I have lots of memories.
Manchester Evening News Article: Slum clearance saw Mancunian families moved miles from their inner city homes – how do Hattersley residents feel about life in the neighbourhood now? https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/ten-miles-town-life-manchester-16067730
These photos of Balmoral Drive, taken in the late 1970’s, were shared with us by Joan (below). There is a clear view of the flats in the background.
We moved from Blackley in Manchester to Darnhill in October 1962. I was 10 years old my sister was 3 and my Mum was pregnant with my youngest sister. In Blackley we lived in a prefab and I had always wanted to live in a house with stairs. The house we moved into was lovely […]